Ms. Sally J. Alayon began her career in Miami-Dade County Public Schools as a middle and high school teacher and went on to serve as a middle school assistant principal then moving into the principalship at Highland Oaks Middle School and then became the founding principal of Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High 2009.  She then served as an Administrative Director in North Regional Center supporting 103 schools.

Ms. Alayon currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of the Office of Mental Health and Student Services for Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS). In July 2018, M-DCPS established the Department of Mental Health Services to enhance services for students and families.  Ms. Alayon was instrumental in helping build the foundation for the new department focused on expanding school and community-based mental health care, training educators and other school personnel in detecting and responding to mental health challenges and connecting students and families with appropriate services.

Ms. Alayon currently serves on the Thriving Mind of South Florida Board of Directors and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission’s Threat Assessment Committee.  She has also served on various committees with the Florida Department of Education’s Bureau of Exceptional Student Education and Student Services and Office of Safe Schools.

Ms. Alayon received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of South Florida and a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership from Barry University.  She and her husband, Manny, are proud parents of two young adults also residing in South Florida.

Ms. Alayon is as committed as ever to ensuring all students are provided the opportunity to reach their full potential.